NPR reports Citing concerns for food production, the environment and biodiversity, the European Union is set to “completely ban” the outdoor use of neonicotinoid insecticides that have been blamed for killing bees, and for keeping other bees from laying eggs. Read story at EU To ‘Completely Ban’ Outdoor Use Of Neonicotinoids, Blamed For Devastating Bee […]
From the Florida Museum of Natural History in the USA: New butterfly species discovered nearly 60 years after it was first collected McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity Founding Director Thomas Emmel netted butterfly in Mexico when he was 17 April 5, 2018 Summary: A butterfly collected by a teenager in Mexico nearly 60 years […]
Photo taken by Jack Flack, South Australia. The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae. The viceroy butterfly appears similar in colour and pattern, but is markedly smaller and has an extra black stripe across the hind wing. The eastern North American monarch population is notable for its […]
The enigmatic High Brown Fritillary, the UK’s most endangered butterfly, has been thrown a vital lifeline in 2018 through the creation of a new conservation project led by the National Trust and partners. With the charity now embarking on an ambitious plan to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture – the butterfly’s […]
The Washington Post reported on the delayed migration of Monarch Butterflies that is possibly created by climate change This delayed migration is not normal, and it alarmed monarch researchers across the country. The Cape May stragglers were only a sliver of the record number of monarchs reported in the Northeast in November and December — […]
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This video from Chicago in the USA says about itself: Moths vs Butterflies 9 October 2013 Wherein we explore the order Lepidoptera! Huge thanks to Jim Boone, collection manager of insects for making this episode possible. You can learn more about The Field Museum’s historical butterfly collection from J. Boone: here. From Science Advances: A […]